Employment

Washington Report (February 2, 2015) The Army has reversed itself on the legality of Guard Recruiting Assistance Program (GRAP), but has yet to make its new view public. NGAUS has learned the Army has concluded that Congress had provided specific authority to the components of the service to pay... Read more
WASHINGTON (Jan. 28, 2016) ― The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president. “NGAUS greatly appreciates the contributions of the National Commission on the Future of the Army has made to the continuing... Read more
Washington Report  (January 19, 2015) NGAUS will sponsor visits to the nation's capital this year for two National Guard company-grade officers and some warrant officers from each of the states, territories and the District of Columbia. The purpose of this professional development program is to... Read more
Washington Report (October 27, 2015)  Airmen getting ready to work on Capitol Hill visited NGAUS headquarters Wednesday to talk to staff and learn how the association can be a resource during their time in Washington, D.C.    The 20 airmen, including one Air National Guard member, are participating... Read more
Washington Report (September 1, 2015) Almost half of the government employees hired last year were former service members, evidence that President Barack Obama's push for the federal government to hire veterans is working. But those veterans don't stay long.  The Washington Post reported that one... Read more
Washington Report (August 25, 2015) Legislation that would allow GI Bill benefits to be used for small-business grants has drawn criticism from some veterans groups who believe it confuses the purpose of the program.   A bill sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., advanced last month from the... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Aug. 4, 2015) The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee unanimously passed the Veterans Entrepreneurial Transition (VET) Act of 2015 last week that would allow veterans to use their GI Bill benefits to start small businesses. As reported by The Hill, the bill... Read more
Washington Report (June 30, 2015) Citizen-soldiers and airmen were successful in nominating their employers for the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Nine of the 15 winners were nominated by members of the National Guard.   The award is presented annually by Employer Support... Read more
Washington Report (June 9, 2015) NGAUS is closely watching the Senate debate this week of the fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes an amendment that would give official veteran status to thousands of National Guard retirees who now fall outside the federal definition. This... Read more
Washington Report (June 9, 2015) The Army wants to fill a new civil affairs position with officers in the reserve component and Individual Ready Reserve. The job of military government specialist requires experience in the civil affairs areas of public health and welfare, public safety, public... Read more

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